Victorian plasterwork

Ceiling Roses

Ceiling roses are a key part of the ceiling decoration in Victorian and Edwardian houses and also feature in Inter-War houses

Ceiling roses are mounted in the centre of the ceiling and provide a hanging point for a light fitting. They are usually made of plaster, but can be obtained in pressed metal, cast iron or resin. The designs vary between the periods, ranging from formalised leaf/flower patterns in Victorian roses, to stylised ‘Art Noveau’ flowers in Edwardian ones, to geometric panels on ‘Art Deco’ inter-war ceilings.

The Authentic Age can advise on the appropriate size and style of ceiling rose for the various rooms of a house, as well as the typical decorative painting arrangements for the period.

Plaster Ceiling Rose                                     French dining room light and plaster ceiling rose.

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How to choose best ceiling rose?

While selecting the correct rose for your place, you must consider :

  1. The height of the ceiling and the room size
  2. The cornice work should complement the existing decor
  3. The Light Fixture you are planning to install should match

Including all above points, you must try it with colored paper or cardboard to the approximate dimensions before buying.

What is Coving & Cornice ?

Coving or cove is a concave surface well known from the Victorian period, followed by the Edwardian era. It is made from Plaster of Paris (gypsum), forming a cornice (crown molding) between a ceiling and a wall.